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  • Briefing on National Infrastructure Bank Held on Capitol Hill

    Briefing on National Infrastructure Bank Held on Capitol Hill

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    By Nancy Spannaus May 8, 2024—On April 30th the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), in conjunction with Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill), sponsored a briefing for Congressional staff on the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2023, HR 4052, on Capitol Hill. The bill currently has 34 sponsors. If implemented, […]Read More »
  • How Lincoln Tackled Immigration

    How Lincoln Tackled Immigration

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    How Lincoln Tackled Immigration A review of Harold Holzer’s book on Lincoln’s immigration policy By Nancy Spannaus* Brought Forth on This Continent: Abraham Lincoln and American Immigration Harold Holzer Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2024 464 pp. April 30, 2024—Political battles over immigration in the United States are not new. One of […]Read More »
  • “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know …”

    “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know …”

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    A Discussion of the Historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Ruling against School Segregation and Its Result in Loudoun County By Nancy Spannaus* April 22, 2024 –Approximately 60 Loudoun County residents gathered at the historic Black Douglass High School in Leesburg, Virginia on April 13, to hear a […]Read More »
  • An Invitation from the Author of Defeating Slavery

    An Invitation from the Author of Defeating Slavery

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    By Nancy Spannaus April 15, 2024—I would like to cordially invite you to attend one, or several, of four upcoming Book events in which I am participating. As you can see in the picture, I just got a large shipment of my latest, Defeating Slavery: Hamilton’s American System Showed the […]Read More »
  • “A Man Whose Like We May Not See Again”

    “A Man Whose Like We May Not See Again”

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    By Nancy Spannaus* [April 10, 2024–The headline of this article comes from the June 1865 eulogy for President Abraham Lincoln delivered by renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, which I discuss in the re-post below. As we approach the 159th anniversary of Lincoln’s death on April 14, the significance of his removal […]Read More »
  • What, to Americans Today, Is the Fourth of July?

    What, to Americans Today, Is the Fourth of July?

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    A Report and Reflections on the Virginia250 Conference held in Williamsburg, March 18-20 By Nancy Spannaus* March 25, 2024—It was my pleasure to join my husband in attending the annual conference of the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission last week. Under the title “A Common Cause to All,” the Commission, […]Read More »
  • Freedom of the Press: An American Hallmark

    Freedom of the Press: An American Hallmark

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    By Nancy Spannaus March 16, 2024—There are few institutions more emblematic of the principles of the American republic than the free press. Extensive debate in the newspapers was crucial to spreading the ideas of the American Revolution itself, and then in creating an informed citizenry after the establishment of the […]Read More »
  • Preparing for America’s 250th Birthday

    Preparing for America’s 250th Birthday

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    By Nancy Spannaus* March 6, 2024 –As the nation gets closer to the 250th anniversary of its birth, on July 4, 1776, I am happy to offer two new presentations in anticipation of that momentous event. A Four-Part Class The first is a four-part class series on the American Revolution, […]Read More »